Notices

GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App News Conference - August 17 at 10 a.m., representatives from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Alabama Department of Public Health, held a news conference via Zoom to announce the latest on the GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App.

Schools K-12 Guidance & Resources for COVID-19 - Schools, local health departments, and healthcare providers are working together to support the goal of all students returning to school safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our COVID-19 Schools K-12 page provides guidance and resources, including our Back to School Toolkit, for schools in an effort to reduce COVID-19 transmission.

GuideSafe™ Launch News Conference - August 3 at 10 a.m., representatives from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Alabama System, and Alabama Department of Public Health, held a news conference via Zoom to announce the launch of GuideSafe, a multitool platform encompassing the formerly announced Stay Safe Together and Testing for Alabama initiatives.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - In December 2019, a new (or novel) human coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) type emerged in China. COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, is now a pandemic affecting many countries globally. This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. ADPH and the CDC are providing updated information and guidance as it becomes available.

COVID-19 Message from the State Health Officer - "Too many people are failing to take precautions and follow the simple steps that have been proven to prevent transmission of the virus. As Alabama is experiencing increased numbers of cases and, regrettably, more deaths, now is not the time to let your guard down." State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris talks about "COVID caution fatigue" in his July message.

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Events

COVID-19 Testing Sites - Our COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard and COVID-19 Table provides a list of testing sites. These facilities have reported to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) that they are collecting specimens for COVID-19. This lists and dashboard map may not reflect all collection sites in Alabama. Call the testing site for additional information before visiting or call 1-800-270-7268 for testing sites and hours of operation near you.

Infant Mortality Virtual Summit - The Alabama Department of Public Health and Alabama Healthy Start Grantees will present the virtual summit "Examining the Roots: The Impact of Maternal Mortality on Infant Mortality” on September 9. This year’s summit will explore the connection between women’s health and healthy birth outcomes; the state of rural health care for women; and COVID-19, health and mortality in Alabama.

GuideSafe Launch News Conference - August 17 at 10 a.m., representatives from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Alabama Department of Public Health, will be holding a news conference via Zoom to announce the latest on the GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App.

GuideSafe Launch News Conference - August 3 at 10 a.m., representatives from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Alabama System, and Alabama Department of Public Health, will be holding a news conference via Zoom to announce the launch of GuideSafe™, a multitool platform encompassing the formerly announced Stay Safe Together and Testing for Alabama initiatives.

Candlelight Memorial in Honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day - Join us on October 15 for the "International Wave of Light," a lighting of candles, as we remember and honor those that left our lives too soon due to miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death.

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